Well, after living with diabetes (type 2), taking appropriate medications and visiting the doctor for blood tests, etc. on a regular basis and being told everything is fine, I "graduated"!I have neurapathy(SP?) in my feet (no feeling). I used a cane for 2 years or so but began falling even when using it. I then "graduated" to a walker. That lasted about 2 weeks. One day as I was walking to the potty to take care of some personal "biznus" my internal gyroscope went out of whack and I fell forward on the walker and did some nasty rearrangement to my ribs. Nothing broke or fractured; just knocked out of their sockets or whatever.So now I've "graduated" to a motorized wheel chair!! Whoopee!Getting the wheel chair and dealing with doctors and insurance company's is a story all by itself. What a trip!But now I'm stuck in the house. So next on the list of things to do is get a simple elevator type lift that will get me down to ground level and back up again. Only 4 steps. Est. cost $4-6K.Oh, oh! How do I get to the doctor? A mini-van equipped for disabled people. Est, cost ~$34k+. The insurance on that ought to be somewhere between here and the moon.As I said earlier, I've had diabetes (type 2) and it has only been in the last 5 years that it has raised its' ugly effects. And all those years of following the doc's advice, taking meds and under going various tests, I can't help but wonder at the age of 58, what good did all of that do for me?Just some idle thoughts tossed to the board for comment because it seems kinda slow around here these days.Best regards,Duane
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